McDaniel lawyers file motion asking prosecutors to say which websites will be used at trial

Telegraph staffJanuary 8, 2014 

Attorneys representing murder suspect Stephen McDaniel have filed a motion asking that prosecutors be required to disclose which of the thousands of websites allegedly visited by McDaniel they plan to use as evidence at trial.

McDaniel, 28, is charged with murder in the June 2011 slaying of Lauren Giddings, his 27-year-old Mercer University law school classmate and neighbor. Giddings’ dismembered torso was discovered in a trash can outside the Georgia Avenue apartment complex where she and McDaniel lived on June 30, 2011.

A judge has ruled the potentially incriminating evidence recently found on McDaniel’s computer can be used at his trial, scheduled to begin next month.

McDaniel’s lawyers argue in the motion, filed Wednesday, that the computer information is too voluminous to sift through before the trial begins in three weeks. They have requested that the judge issue an order requiring prosecutors to provide a list of websites and computer data they plan to use.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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